Xiong Xuanguo, Vice Minister of Justice, delivered a speech at a symposium held on Dec 8 in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Belt and Road International Lawyers Association (BRILA).
The symposium also celebrated the establishment of the association's Guangzhou center, with an unveiling ceremony attended by Xiong.
An unveiling ceremony for the BRILA's Guangzhou center is held during the symposium. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
In his speech, Xiong highlighted the central conference on work related to overall law-based governance which concluded last month, saying that the conference provides more space and opportunities for the development of Chinese lawyers and for their exchanges with foreign peers.
Recognizing the association's notable development over the past year, Xiong said that it is on the way to becoming an influential international lawyers' association.
He said he expects the association to contribute to innovation in the global governance model and to the promotion of the rule of law worldwide through adoption of new technologies and innovative services.
Vice Justice Minister Xiong Xuanguo delivers a speech at the symposium on Dec 8. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
The symposium was attended, in person or via video link, by over 140 people from 26 countries and regions.